International Actions in Solidarity with G20 Prisoners

Published January 14, 2019

International Actions in Solidarity with G20 Prisoners

In Bern, Switzerland, solidarity actions targeted City Hall and the regional prison. Last month in Germany, arson attacks targeted a prison profiteer and a courthouse in solidarity with G20 prisoners.

From the poster in solidarity with G20 prisoners: “In July 2017, the heads of state of the most powerful countries of the world met in Hamburg at the G20 summit.

Tens of thousands of people expressed their rejection. For three days and three nights, there were all kinds of actions: demonstrations, sabotage, street fighting with the police, destruction of private property.

A year later, as was to be expected, there is a vast international repressive response: searches, arrests, provisional detention, prison sentences.

The reasons we went to the counter-summit are still valid: borders, detention centers, racism, prisons, hetero-patriarchy, wage labor, the exploitation and commodification of all forms of life.

The impulse that drove us those days to cherish the flames, to swing stones and to plunder is the same thing that makes our hearts beat. Therefore, to show our solidarity, we do not conceive of a better way than to extend the attack.”

Poster

On the night of January 11th to 12th, the City Hall and regional prison in Bern were attacked with paint. One of the buildings was sprayed with the message “Burn All Prisons” and a circle-A. These actions were taken in solidarity with the 18 accused comrades in Basel and with the Hamburg G20 prisoners.

Bern

On November 27 and December 20, two vehicles of the prison profiteer company KONE were burned in the the districts of Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain in Berlin.

From the statement: “Since 18 December, five comrades from Frankfurt, Offenbach and from France have been going before the higher regional court of Hamburg…

Through its propaganda since the summer of 2016, the special “Black Bloc” commission has been seeking to write a scenario in which it will never again be possible, for any autonomous ones, to be able to run in a wild demo (like that of the Elbchaussee) without being unmasked.

By collaborating beyond the borders with all the European pigs protecting the States, this special commission maintains to have destroyed the cooperation of internationalist criminal structures.

Even though the trials and raids of the last eighteen months have left their mark on the anti-authoritarian structures, this propaganda remains useless vis-à-vis our hateful attitude towards the State.

We will continue to follow the trial with the desire to attack and wish the accused persons much strength and endurance, in court and especially for the future.

As an act of offensive solidarity with the accused, two vehicles of the company KONE were burned on November 27 and December 20 in districts of Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain in Berlin. The KONE systems of locking doors in Berlin prisons in particular allow prisoners to be deprived of their freedom.

We were able to see the atmosphere outside and inside the courtroom and during the demo the day before in Hamburg, and are overjoyed by the solidarity and attention paid to the people targeted. After all, there have already been too many accused whose trials have hardly captured any attention in the so-called scene and whose judgments will therefore force some of them not to move from there.

Neither guilty nor innocent!

Let’s defend the Hamburg riots!

AG¹ Elbchaussee”

On the 26th of December, a courthouse in Wedding (Berlin) was set on fire in solidarity with the Hamburg G20 prisoners.